Ka-Zar

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Attributes
Eyes:

Blue

Features:

Wears a loin-cloth like Tarzan

Hair:

Blond

Height:

6' 2"

Weight:

215 lbs

Powers
Abilities:

Hunter, tracker, skilled fighter, has been known to kill a Tyranosaurus Rex with only his knife.

Powers:

None. Ka-Zar once claimed he had super-human strength since he was exposed to vapors from the "Land of Mists," but the Handbook says this isn't true.

Strength Level:

Normal for a man of his age, height and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.

Weapons:

Generally a large knife he made himself. Occasionally a slingshot or a bow and arrow. Plus, of course, Zabu, his loyal sabre-tooth tiger!

Summary
Citizenship:

UK

Created By:

Unknown

Current Occupation:

Hunter, Trapper, Fisherman

Dual Identity:

Publicly known

Education:

Unknown

Former Aliases:

Lord of the Hidden Jungle

Former Occupation:

Doctor

Known Allies:

Shanna, Zabu, Spider-Man

Known Confidants:

Shanna, Spider-Man

Known Relatives:

Dr. Shanna O'Hara (wife), Lord Robert (father, deceased), Lady Blanche (deceased) Parnival (The Plunderer, brother), Matthew (son, named after Matt"DareDevil" Murdock, an old flame of Shanna's and a good friend of Ka-Zar's.)

Legal Status:

No criminal record

Major Enemies:

Many

Marital Status:

Married

Place of Birth:

Castle Plunder, Kentish Town, London, England

Real Name:

Lord Kevin Plunder

Usual Bases:

The Savage Land

Background

OK, let's be honest. Ka-Zar owes a little something to Tarzan. A doctor, and an English Lord, he is also known as Ka-Zar of the Jungle. Making his home in the savage land with Shanna the She-Devil, he rides his sabre-tooth tiger, Zabu, and makes guest appearances nine times out of ten that anyone from Marvel Universe visits the Savage Land.

He had his own series in the 70's or 80's, which ran for a couple of years. Spider-Man was featured a couple of times, and in fact Ka-Zar came to learn of Spider-Man's true identity during that time. He has fought enemies such as Gog, Kraven the Hunter, Stegron and the terrifying Chicken-Cow.

Lately, he has been taking a lot of aspirin after dealing with Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. Its not that Deadpool roughed Ka-Zar up or anything, he just got tired of hearing Wade Wilson's constant chatter when he arrived in the Savage Land to keep a bio-weapon out of H.Y.D.R.A.'s hands. Actually, that should be plural as the bio-weapon turned out to be the zombified head of the Zombie Universe Deadpool.

Image Gallery

Appearances

Cover Date Appearance Information
Jul 1997 App: Flashback - Kazar #Minus 1
Mar 1965 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #10
Jan 1966 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #12
Feb 1966 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #13
  Origins told.
Mar 1966 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #14
Jan 1967 App: Daredevil (Vol.1) #24
Feb 1968 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #57
Mar 1968 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #58
Date TBD App: Marvel Super Heroes #19
Nov 1968 App: Incredible Hulk (Vol. 1) #109
Dec 1968 App: Incredible Hulk (Vol. 1) #110
Jan 1969 App: Incredible Hulk (Vol. 1) #111
Nov 1969 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #62
Dec 1969 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #63
Date TBD App: X-Men: The Hidden Years #3
Date TBD App: X-Men: The Hidden Years #5
Date TBD App: X-Men: The Hidden Years #6
Date TBD App: X-Men: The Hidden Years #7
Date TBD App: X-Men: The Hidden Years #8
Sep 2000 App: X-Men: The Hidden Years #10
Aug 1970 App: Astonishing Tales #1 (Story 1)
Oct 1970 App: Astonishing Tales #2 (Story 1)
Dec 1970 App: Astonishing Tales #3 (Story 1)
Feb 1971 App: Astonishing Tales #4 (Story 1)
Apr 1971 App: Astonishing Tales #5 (Story 1)
Jun 1971 App: Astonishing Tales #6 (Story 1)
Aug 1971 App: Astonishing Tales #7 (Story 1)
May 1971 App: Savage Tales #1
Dec 1971 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #103
Jan 1972 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #104
Dec 1971 App: Astonishing Tales #9
Oct 1971 App: Astonishing Tales #8 (Story 1)
Feb 1972 App: Astonishing Tales #10
Apr 1972 App: Astonishing Tales #11
Jun 1972 App: Astonishing Tales #12
Aug 1972 App: Astonishing Tales #13
Dec 1972 App: Astonishing Tales #15
Feb 1973 App: Astonishing Tales #16
Apr 1973 App: Astonishing Tales #17
Jun 1973 App: Astonishing Tales #18
Aug 1973 App: Astonishing Tales #19
Oct 1973 App: Astonishing Tales #20
Jan 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #1
Dec 1973 App: Avengers (Vol. 1) #118
Jan 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #1
Mar 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #2
May 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #3
Mar 1974 App: Marvel Team-Up #19
May 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #3
Jul 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #4
Sep 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #5
Date TBD App: Savage Tales #6
Date TBD App: Savage Tales #7
Nov 1974 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #6
Jan 1975 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #7
Mar 1975 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #8
Date TBD App: Savage Tales #8
Date TBD App: Savage Tales #9
Jun 1975 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #9
Date TBD App: Savage Tales #10
Aug 1975 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #10
Oct 1975 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #11
Date TBD App: Savage Tales #11
Nov 1975 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #12
Dec 1975 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #13
Jun 1976 App: Marvel Two-In-One #16
Jul 1976 App: Marvel Two-In-One #17
Feb 1976 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #14
Apr 1976 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #15
Jun 1976 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #16
Aug 1976 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #17
Oct 1976 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #18
Dec 1976 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #19
Feb 1977 App: Kazar (Vol. 2) #20
Nov 1978 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #115
Dec 1978 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #116
Apr 1981 App: Marvel Team-Up #104
Year 1981 App: Marvel Two-In-One Annual #6
May 1982 App: Marvel Fanfare #2
Sep 1982 App: Marvel Fanfare #4
Jun 1982 App: Contest Of Champions #1
Apr 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #1
May 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #2
Jun 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #3
Jul 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #4
Aug 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #5
Sep 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #6
Oct 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #7
Nov 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #8
Dec 1981 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #9
Jan 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #10
Feb 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #11
Mar 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #12
Apr 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #13
May 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #14
Jun 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #15
Jul 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #16
Aug 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #17
Sep 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #18
Oct 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #19
Nov 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #20
Dec 1982 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #21
Jan 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #22
Feb 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #23
Mar 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #24
Apr 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #25
May 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #26
Aug 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #27
Oct 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #28
Dec 1983 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #29
Feb 1984 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #30
Apr 1984 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #31
Year 1983 App: X-Men (Vol. 1) Uncanny Annual #7
Jun 1984 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #32
Aug 1984 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #33
Oct 1984 App: Kazar (Vol. 3): The Savage #34
Jun 1985 App: Avengers (Vol. 1) #256
Jul 1985 App: Avengers (Vol. 1) #257
Aug 1985 App: Avengers (Vol. 1) #258
Date TBD App: Iron Man #202
Jul 1988 App: Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #316
Aug 1988 App: Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #317
Year 1988 App: X-Men (Vol. 1) Uncanny Annual #12
Year 1988 App: West Coast Avengers Annual #3
Date TBD App: Marvel Comics Presents #16
Feb 1990 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #250
Feb 1992 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #274
Mar 1992 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #275
Sep 1991 App: Impossible Man: Summer Vacation 1991
Jul 1990 App: Ka-Zar: Guns In The Savage Land
May 1991 App: Namor The Sub-Mariner #14
Aug 1991 App: Namor The Sub-Mariner #17
Sep 1991 App: Namor The Sub-Mariner #18
Dec 1991 App: Namor The Sub-Mariner #21
Feb 1997 App: Tales Of The Marvel Universe #1
Feb 1997 App: Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #13
Mar 1997 App: Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #14
Apr 1997 App: Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #15
Jun 1997 App: Incredible Hulk (Vol. 1) #454
Year 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) Annual 1997
May 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #1
Jun 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #2
Jul 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #3
Aug 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #4
Sep 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #5
Oct 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #6
Nov 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #7
Dec 1997 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #8
Jan 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #9
Feb 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #10
Mar 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #11
Apr 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #12
May 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #13
Jun 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #14
Jul 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #15
Aug 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #16
Sep 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #17
Oct 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #18
Nov 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #19
Dec 1998 App: Kazar (Vol. 4) #20
Jul 2000 App: Captain America (Vol. 3) #31

Thanks To

 The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

 Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.